Friday, May 15, 2015

Power Poppy Foxgloves

Hello my creative friends!!  Every 15th of the month, Power Poppy releases some new delicious digi images and the Instant Gardner Team showcases them.  Well, this month, the 15th lands on a Friday so members of the Bloom Brigade are joining in.  I am so excited to share this image with y'all today.  I adore bees, and Marcy has included three darling plump bumblebees with this new Bees in Foxglove digital image.  Aren't they just A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E?!?!?!?! 

I colored the Bees in Foxglove image with Copics, in a vintage style, thinking it would be a nice contrast to have lavender colored blooms with the yellow/black bumblebees.  The coordinating Foxglove sentiment was printed onto Vellum (PTI).  I colored the background with a mixture of grays and skin tones, although it's hard to see in the photo.  Irl it looks really aged and vintage.

That about sums up my project for today.  Check out what these gals have to share and be prepared to have your minds blown because they all have serious skills!!

Jennifer Dove
Broni Holcombe
Cheryl Scrivens
Danielle Kennedy
Debbie Olson
Allison Cope
Cindy Lawrence
Julie Koerber
Kathy Jones
Katie Sims
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker---you are here

Copics:  Foxglove: BV02, BV00, BV000, Leaves: YG95, G17, G14, YG01, G12, E34, E41, G00, Bees: Y15, Background:  C5, C3, C1, C0, E00 

Thanks for stopping by once again!
  Happy Stamping!! 


StampsBees in Foxglove (Power Poppy)
Paper:  X-Press It Blending, Oh So Lovely (Kaisercraft), Bazzill, White and Vellum (PTI)
Ink:  Printer
Dies:  A2 Matting Basics A, A2 Curved Borders One (Spellbinders)
Accessories:  Copics, Rose (Prima), Sewing Machine 

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Waltzingmouse May Pajama Party

Howdy everyone!!  It's PJ time over at the Waltzingmouse Stamps Blog, and we have 4 awesome inspirational challenges for you!  I used two of the challenges as inspiration:  Man of the Moment and Old Pajamas, which is the set Man of the Hour.

I used one sketch and one technique to make 4 different cards.
For all the cards, I just colored directly onto an acrylic block (Acrylic Stamping) with Tombow markers, misted the block with different amounts of spraying for each pattern, and stamped it onto White Cardstock (PTI).  After they dried, I stamped sentiments from the WMS set Man of the Hour onto them.

For the background above, I misted the block quite heavily to get the colors to blend.

That's it for today's projects.  I hope you join in on the fun.  There is a prize to be won, so head on over to the Waltzingmouse Blog for all the details.  

And, that's not all.  I have some very exciting Waltzingmouse news to share.  You can now purchase Waltzingmouse Stamps and dies at Addicted to Rubber stamps.  In fact, the set I used today is available there.  Also, they are having a saleUse the code 'WELCOME' (on the shopping cart page) to receive 10% off the site. Anything that is already on sale will not have additional 10%.

Thanks for stopping by!

  Happy Stamping!


StampsMan of the Hour (Waltzingmouse)
Paper:  White and Black (PTI)
Ink:  Onyx Black (Versafine)
Accessories:  Tombow Markers, Mister (Ranger), Acrylic Blocks, Cuttlebug and Sizzix Embossing folders 

Friday, April 24, 2015

Life is better with friends...
Hello friends!!  I have a CAS Power Poppy card to share with you today for this month's Power and Spark Challenge to use Pastels.  I was inspired by Leslie's stunning card HERE where she enlarged a portion of a digital image.  So I took the Gerbera Daisies digital image and enlarged the flower on the right and left half of it off the card.  I then colored it with a few Copics and added the sentiment from the digital Camellias set. 

That's it.  Nice and easy

Now, for some more inspiration, check out what these Bloom Brigaders have to share:
Copics:   YG05, YG11, YG01, Y00, C2, BG02, BG01, BG0000

Happy Stamping!!

 Stamps Gerbera Daisies and Camellias (Power Poppy)
Paper:  White and Black (PTI), Bazzill
Ink:  Printer
Accessories:  Copics, Border Punch (Martha Stewart), Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh), Say it in Crystals (Prima), Quickie Glue Pen, Glitter (Hero Arts), Embroidery Thread

Friday, April 17, 2015

Flowering Branches ~ Power Poppy
Hello friends!!  Prepare yourself for some gushing today.  Marcella has done it again!  That girl has no limits to her creativity!!  Her ideas are always fun, beautiful and inspirational, and this month's digital release is no different.  Aren't these Flowering Branches gorgeous?  She even included a few crabapples along with the blooms!!  Charming!  

I just colored the image with Copics after arranging the digital image in Word and printing it onto X-press It Blending cardstock.  I then adhered it to a diecut frame and a folded piece of burgandy Core'dinations cardstock.  Oh, and I added a few little pearls (Pizzazz Aplenty) too.

That's it for my project today.  Now, if you would like some more inspiration, check out these Bloombrigaders' Blogs:
Copics:  Flowers: RV34, RV32, RV11 RV0000  Leaves: YG95, YG91, YG21, RV32  Branches:  E27, E25, E35, C5  Shading: E31, E00, E000

    Happy Stamping!

StampsFlowering Branches (Power Poppy)
Paper:  X-Press It Blending Cardstock, Kraft (PTI), Core'dinations
Ink:  Printer
Dies:  Labels 47 Decorative Elements
Accessories:  Copics, White Sharpie, Pearls (Pizzazz Aplenty)

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Waltzingmouse Pajama Party
We're having a Waltzingmouse Pajama Party, and there are 4 fantastic inspirational challenges to get your creative juices flowing!  Check out the Waltzingmouse Blog for all the details on how you can participate.

I think today's card fits under two challenge categories:  Shower with Gifts and Gift Card it.
I put my tag on the card instead of leaving it separate, and used a variety of stamp sets along with the Stitched Tag die (Waltzingmouse): Little Darlings Images, Little Darlings Sentiments, Pinstripe and Zig Zag Backgrounders

I added the sweet little sentiment along the top to finish it off.  It's a horizontal sentiment from the Little Darlings Images set.  I just used some Ink Isolation (Tutorial) to put the words on top of each other.

I made my second card for the Bedtime Story sketch challenge and Old Pajamas using the nestie Very Vintage Labels No. 25.  I included images from two other WMS sets too:  You're Lovely and Big Day Additions for the sentiment.

Everything was stamped with Silvery Shimmer Delicata and embossed with Silver ep (Ranger).  The banner was made with tassels that I diecut using Banner Basics 2 (Spellbinders).

That about sums up today's projects.  Thank you so much for stopping by.

   Happy Stamping!


Twins Tag Card
Stamps:    Little Darlings Images, Little Darlings Sentiments, Pinstripe and Zig Zag Backgrounders (Waltzingmouse)
Paper:  White (PTI)
Ink:  Smokey Gray (Versafine), Mango Madness, Turquoise Gem (VersaMagic)
Dies:  Stitched Tag (Waltzingmouse)
Accessories:  Summer Sunrise Grossgrain Ribbon (PTI), White Button (PTI), Twine (Twinery), Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh), Rhinestones (Pizzazz Aplenty), Border Punches (EK Success)

You're Lovely Bridal Shower
Paper:  Project Life (American Crafts), White (PTI)
Ink:  Silvery Shimmer (Delicata), Tattered Rose (Ranger)
Dies:  Labels Twenty-Five and Banner Basics 2 (Spellbinders)
Accessories:  Silver Ribbon (Paper Source), Lace (Wild Orchid Crafts), Pearls (Kaisercraft), Silver String, Silver Embossing Powder (Ranger), Sewing Machine

Friday, April 10, 2015

Power Poppy Pastel Primroses
Hello friends!  Once again, Friday has arrived, and that means a Power and Spark challenge over at Power Poppy.  This month, Ally is challenging us to use pastels.  I thought the Primroses, from the Potted Primroses set, would look lovely embossed in white and colored with a soft color palette.  I originally went literal and tried using pastels on kraft.  I liked the look but I decided instead to go more vintage.  Shocker isn't it.  ;)

I stamped the Primroses with Whisper White ink (SU!), embossed them with White ep (Ranger), and colored them with Tombows.  I used quite a few Dies and Punches and will list those at the end of the post.  The sentiment is from the set Dynamic Duos: Peonies and Tulips set.

Here's a closer look at the image.

That's it for me today, but you won't want to miss what the following Bloomers have to share.  These gals have some serious skills!

I hope you all have a most fabulous weekend.  I'm heading to the mountains to spend some precious time with some dear, dear stamping friends.  Excited doesn't even describe how I'm looking forward to it.

   Happy Stamping!

Paper:  Rustic Harmony (Kaisercraft), Vintage Cream (PTI), Watercolor
Ink:  Whisper White (SU!), Antique Linen (Ranger Distress)
Dies:   Anja's Large Oval dies (Marianne Creatables), Decorative Labels Twenty-Seven, Octagon, Bitty Blossoms, Fancy Tags Three (Spellbinders), Mini Fanciful Flourish (Cheery Lynn Designs)
Accessories:  Tombow Markers, Border Punches (EK Success and Martha Stewart), Feathers, Diamond Stickles, Cream Pearl Pen (Viva Decor), Sewing Machine, Dimensional Tape

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Power Poppy April Release Hop!

It's finally here!!  Power Poppy's April Release is now available HERE!!!

Today I used one of the charming new Lilac images.  Don't you just love the sweet little book and lemon trio?  Love all Marcy's darling surprises in your image scenes!  Once again, I colored everything with Copics, framed it with a lacey die and added a few dew drops.

Here are the Bloom Brigade links:
Copics:  BV17, BV13, R39, R37, R32, G99, G94, G43, YG21, C5, C3, C1, E84, E43, E21, E51, Y08, Y04, Y02

That's it for me for this release.  I hope you've been inspired and have enjoyed all the previews!

  Happy Stamping!

Stamps Lilac Time (Power Poppy)
Paper:  Nature Garden (Prima), Kraft and Vintage Cream (PTI)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento), Antique Linen (Ranger Distress)
Dies:  Circle Frame and Flourish 141 (Marianne Designs), Standard Circles (Spellbinders)
Accessories:  Copics, Corner Tag Punch (SU!), Dew Drops (Robin's Nest), Seam Binding Ribbon (PrairieBirdBoutique), Pebbles (Prima) 

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Daffodils ~ Power Poppy Preview Day 3
It's already time for Power Poppy's 3rd preview day, and today we're showcasing Daffodils.  I colored this scrumptious bouquet with Copics and added glitter with a Quickie Glue Pen.  The banner and background are both embossed with embossing folders also.  Once again, I burnished the blooms.  You can find the tutorial on the Power Poppy Blog HERE.

Here's a list of the Bloom Brigaders with projects to share today:
Copics:  V17, V15, V12, V01, Y13, Y00, YR02, YR28, YR20, YR00, G14, G12, E35, E33, E31

Tomorrow is the Power Poppy hop and all these fabulous sets will be available.  So, stop by for a bit of inspiration tomorrow.

   Happy Stamping!


Stamps Daffodils (Power Poppy)
Paper:  White (PTI), Bazzill
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Accessories:  Copics, Embossing Folders (Sizzix and Cuttlebug), Twine (AC), Prisma Glitter (Hero Arts)

Monday, March 30, 2015

Camillias ~ Power Poppy Preview Day 2
Hello friends!!  Have you been enjoying this month's Power Poppy previews?  I sure hope so.  I am in LOVE with this month's release, and today I get to share a project I made using the Simply Camellias set.  This set includes a variety of images of camellias in different settings.  I chose to use two of the images, colored them with Copics, cut them out individually and burnished them.  You can find a tutorial on how to do this on the Power Poppy blog found HERE.

Copics:  R59, R35, R29, RV34, RV32, RV21, RV11, YG95, YG93, YG91, YG01, Y26, Y21, Y0000, E31

Here's a list of the Bloom Brigaders who have previews to share today:

Thanks for dropping by today.  Be sure to stop tomorrow for another preview of a fabulous new Power Poppy set!

    Happy Stamping!

StampsSimply Camellias (Power Poppy)
Paper:  Romance Novel (Prima), Kraft and Smokey Shadow (PTI)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento), Vintage Photo and Black Soot (Ranger Distress), Black Onyx (Versafine)
Dies:  Hanging Sign (Tim Holtz)
Accessories:  Copics, Sequins, Embroidery Thread, Border Punch (EK Success), Distrezz-it-All (Zutter) 

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Power Poppy turns 1!!

It's Power Poppy's first birthday, and I couldn't be more excited to celebrate. I've had the honor of designing for a few different stamp companies over the years, and I have to say, Power Poppy is one of my favorites. 

First of all, Marcella is a delightful person full of life, joy, warmth and encouragement, and she has a passion for uplifting others through creativity, nature, and her gift of writing. Now who wouldn't want to surround themselves with people like that. And this entire team is a good representation of everything she embodies. 

Secondly, her designs exude the afore mentioned characteristics, along with being unique and filled with details that are a delight to discover, color and incorporate into projects. Like many of her fans, I eagerly anticipate her newest creations each month. 

Now, there is another super talented angel who keeps the Bloom Brigade informed, organized and pumped up for each new release too. That is the one and only Julie Koerber. She is another gem amongst this treasure chest of jewels. I truly believe she is one of the reasons our team works so well together. Not only am I blessed to be able to design along side this phenomenally creative team, I am honored to be able to call them friends. 

Congrats Marcy on your First Birthday! It's been a fantastic first year, and I wish you many more with an abundance of success and joy-filled adventures!! a short blurb about my card.  I used the sweet little Potted Primrose from the appropriately named set Potted Primrose, along with one of it's sweet little sentiments.  I colored it with copics and popped it up in a diecut window frame from Cottage Cutz.  

Here is a list of the Copics I used:  FV2, BV11, Y02, YG17, YG13, YG11, E15, E13, E09

Now, would you like a chance to win a wonderful prize celebrating Power Poppy's first birthday?  Of course you would!!  So, head on over to the Power Poppy Blog for all the details!!

In case you haven't seen the rest of the Bloom Brigade's birthday projects, here are their links.
Thanks for dropping by today friends!!  

We're gearing up for another incredible release, and like always, you will not want to miss this one.  Previews start Sun. the 29th of March and will continue through April 1st when the new sets will be available for purchase!

    Happy Stamping!!

StampsPotted Primrose (Power Poppy)
Paper:  Seashore (Prima), White (PTI)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento), Smokey Gray (Versafine)
Dies:  Springtime Window (Cottage Cutz), Back to Basics Tags (Spellbinders)
Accessories:  Copics, Silk Ribbon (The Simply Ribbon Store), Rhinestone (Pizzazz Aplenty), Border Punch (Martha Stewart), Sewing Machine, Dimensional Tape
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